Research Support Advisor : University of Cambridge

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You will report directly to the Director of Strategy and Operations joining a professional team that provides expert analysis, guidance and procedural support to enable the Department of Engineering’s world-leading researchers to build relationships with sponsors, win funding, achieve impact and report their achievements. The Department’s research portfolio comprises 500 active grants with a total contract value of approximately GBP200 million, generating income of GBP45 million per year.

You will play a vital role in supporting the creation and application of transformative engineering research by:


  • delivering business analysis to guide research funding strategy and planning
  • establishing and supporting relationships and networks with sponsors, academics, administrators and other institutions
  • managing enquiries and calls for proposals
  • providing expert guidance on how to win research funding and optimise knowledge transfer and impact
  • developing and managing robust processes for ensuring compliance with research policies, rules and reporting requirements
  • identifying and securing opportunities for winning funding for research support.


A degree or equivalent experience in an engineering, science or other technical discipline is essential. You need to have experience of working in industry/business or winning research funding in academia. The role demands excellent skills in analysis, communication and process management.


Salary:  £36,261 - £48,677


Closing date:  Friday 21 June 2019


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Closing date: 
Friday, June 21, 2019
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